How to Remove Geckos in the Garden
Don’t want a gecko inside your home but have one in the garden? Then it’s time that you free your garden from the geckos before they get inside of your home.
There are different kinds of geckos and if you want to get rid of them you’d have to figure out what they are.
Identifying a Gecko
Knowing a Geckos features. Catching a gecko might be difficult if you don’t know how they look like, you might have mistaken something as a gecko in your garden if you aren’t sure and the ways you’d use how to get rid of them might not work. A gecko’s features usually include padded fingers, these fingers of theirs help them stick onto surfaces. Moreover, geckos have dark spots on their backs which basically serves as their camouflage especially when they’re hiding behind the leaves.
Day or Night Gecko. You may know the features of a gecko but you’ll have to find out if the one you saw a day or night gecko. This is essential to know as you’ll get more chances of finding and catching them when you look for them at the right time. Most geckos may be active during the night or are nocturnal but some of them could be diurnal which means that they’re active during the day.
Finding the Gecko
Now that a gecko can be identified, it’s time to learn how to find a gecko. You may have seen them once or twice in the same spot but in case they might move spots, this is how you can find them.
A gecko is a reptile which means that they are cold-blooded creatures. Geckos prefer a place where there is heat or warmth. Moreover, whether a gecko may be nocturnal or diurnal, they will go to sleep either way at their time. It’s best to find out where these geckos goes to sleep or figure out where they do. If you have trees in the garden then the geckos might be hidden in it, sleeping. It could also be other places like underneath a wooden pile with spaces just enough for a gecko to get through, as long as it’s a place that they can get warmth then you might find the gecko there.
Getting Rid of the Gecko
Identifying and Finding the Gecko are the first steps in getting rid of them, but in order to remove them completely you’ll have to stop watching from the sidelines.
Getting rid of a Gecko does not mean you’ll need extremely fancy equipment or items. There are different ways to get rid of the geckos in your yard and some items can even be found from the inside of your home.
Geckos associate broken egg shells into a predator. Cook a meal using eggs if you will and break the egg shells into pieces, but don’t smash them too much or they might become unidentifiable instead. You’ll need to replace the eggs at least every 3 or 4 days, a fresh egg shell keeps the geckos fearing for predators. Besides egg shells, geckos also see feathers as a sign of potential predators such as a large bird preying on them.
In terms of the scent that geckos dislike, you can use cloves of garlic, sliced onions or mothballs. Place them in your garden and spots near your home to prevent them from getting closer to your home and getting in. Just beware if you have a pet or a child nearby, watch them carefully or better yet remove the item especially the mothballs as it can be poisonous excessively inhaled or when swallowed.
Geckos in the garden means that they have found a food source within the vicinity of it. By getting rid of the insects in your garden, it’ll discourage the geckos from staying. There might be falling fruits on your garden or an old fruit that fell of which are surrounded by flies. It’s better to keep the cleanliness of your garden is top shape.
Keeping cleanliness of your garden includes removing stagnant water in your backyard. With water accumulated from rain or water you’ve left out for too long in the garden, not only can there be insects that are attracted to it, it’s also a spot that geckos find ideal to breed in. Get rid of the water and if you find a gecko somewhere near the water if not on it, get rid of it.
If no one in your home can do it and it’s becoming a real problem. Your last resort is to call a service for geckos or pest control.